The threat of internal and external terrorist activities and their use of explosives such as PETN and TATP is highly discomforting to both the general public and commerce and industry. Companies are increasingly recognising their corporate responsibility for the safety and security of their personnel and property and are now utilising guard dogs and dog patrols as extra safety measures.
Explosives Detection Dogs and Narcotics Detection Dogs
Police dogs have fulfilled a valuable role in bomb detection and explosives detection for many years. Used since World War 1 to detect explosives and latterly narcotics, as yet, the k9 sense of smell has not been bettered by technology.
This, coupled with the sniffer dogs' mobility and speed, allows the most intricate and difficult of locations to be searched. Octavian has pioneered the provision of canines to the pharmaceutical industry, to provide assurance that expensive and controlled drugs are not illegally removed from their premises.
In order to ensure the quality of Octavian's k-9's, they undergo a rigorous entry examination during which they are tested for their retrieval, drive, courage, perseverance and conduct. They also undergo extensive medical checks, in accordance with relevant regulations.
Training is delivered by qualified handlers utilising a variety of chemical based substances. The initial training period lasts for two months and thereafter, dogs and handlers receive refresher training every year. Each dog has its own training records and once it has passed the necessary procedures, certification is gained.
Once trained, they are used to counter terrorism. Sniffer dogs, search and rescue dog and bomb detection dogs can all be readily provided by Octavian, which has already supplied dogs to the UAE and Dubai for explosive devices detection.
Provision of Dog Handlers
Clients' specific training packages are developed depending on individual needs. Training depends on the ability of a candidate, based on the previous dog handling experience and can be delivered at clients' premises and/or at an Octavian Training Centre.
Canine Division services include: